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Aug 31

Cincinnati Wine Events 8/31- 9/6

FireworksOvershadowing all other events this weekend is the annual Fireworks display on the river. This year, the fireworks are sponsored by WEBN, Toyota, and Cincinnati Bell. I wonder why they grabbed the third sponsor.  I’m not even listing Riverfest in the events this week. However, CinWeekly has a great guide to Riverfest, including what restaurants have reservation-only parties, what transportation is available, and what roads are closed. In addition, they also cover alternative events and what to do at Riverfest all day. Check it out here.

Remember that it’s Restaurant Week! Hooray! 25 independently owned restaurants are offering 3–course meals for $25.07 per person. Some places include drinks, some do not, so call ahead to find out the menu, and if you need reservations. Restaurant Week runs September 4–8 and includes some fantastic restaurants.

Saturday, we’re going to visit several of the surrounding wineries. It should be a lovely day (fingers crossed) and a lovely drive out to Ripley, Felicity, and Bethel. Most of the local wineries, like Harmony Hill and Kinkead Ridge, close their tasting rooms at the end of summer. If you haven’t made the trip yet, it’s time to check out the vinifera offered by our local vintners. Check out our maps of local wineries in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky and plan your day. Most of the wineries are also open on Labor Day Monday.

As a side note, it’s my mother-in-law’s birthday today. Happy Birthday Louise! I don’t know if she actually reads this, but just in case …

As usual, it’s a big list of events, so we’ve compiled it on one page for your reading pleasure. (For information on Dayton, you can refer to Mark’s blog at Uncorked.) If you know of tastings or events that we missed in the Cincinnati area, or if we have incorrect information, please email us and we’ll add it to the list.

You may note that the tastings in KY are mostly free, and the tastings in Ohio charge at least .25. It’s illegal for a retailer to give alcohol away in Ohio, so they charge you, but many times it’s a nominal fee.

Tell them we sent you, and happy tasting!

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Our Friday Cincinnati image is courtesy of Cincy Images.

Follow the "Continue reading" jump at the bottom for Friday – Thursday tastings. Upcoming events are listed at the end.

Cheers!

Map IconFRIDAY 8/31

Awakenings Coffee & Tea Company
2734 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.321.2525
Regular tastings
6:30-8:30 pm

Bigg’s Fresh at Skytop Pavilion – Beechmont
5218 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513.231.0606
Fruit wines & fruity drinks
Appetizers included.
6:30 – 8:30 pm, $5
Read our review of this location!

Bigg’s Hypermarket – Mason
9600 Mason-Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040
513.459.8809
Fruit wines & fruity drinks
6:30 – 8:30 pm, $5 

Bridgetown Finer Meats & Wine Shop
6139 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248
513.574.3900
General wine tasting
4-7 pm, $5

Chateau Pomije Wine Bar & Store
2021 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.871.8788
On the deck, weather permitting
Casual Fridays
5:30-8:30 pm, $15/ 5 wines

Cork-n-Bottle
Two locations:
501 Crescent Ave, Covington, KY 41011
859.261.8333
2446 Anderson Rd (Buttermilk Pike location),
Crescent Springs, KY 41017
859.341.9600
Casual tastings
4 – 8 pm, Free

Harmony Hill Vineyards
2534 Swings Corner/Point Isabel Road
Bethel, OH 45106
513.734.3548
Tastings and live music
5-9 pm

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
General tasting
3 pm – 11 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each
Reservations required: 5-9 pm

Kroger Liquor Store – Ft. Mitchell
2156 Dixie Highway
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
859.331.0078
General Tasting
5-7 pm, Free

Kroger – Miami Township
6388 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike
Cincinnati, OH
513.697.4800
General Tasting
5-8 pm, .25/pour

Kroger – Montgomery
9939 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH 45242
513.793.6451
General Tasting
4 -7 pm, .25/pour

La Petite France
3177 Glendale-Milford Road
Evendale, OH 45241
513.733.8383
Taste of France Monthly Wine Dinner
Last Friday of each month
Includes a 3-course menu and aperitif from the featured region
Reservations required.

Liquor Direct Covington 
670 West 3rd Street
Covington, KY 41011
859.291.2550
Biltmore Estate Wines
4-8 pm, Free

Liquor Direct Ft. Thomas
90 W. Alexandria Pike
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
859.781.8105
Perrin & Fils Wines
4-8 pm, Free

Little Sonoma
6078 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.942.WINE
Wine Tasting: Stellar 90 Pointers
8 pm, $10 
Reservations requested.

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

Piazza Discepoli
5872 Cheviot Road
Cincinnati, OH 45247
513.923.1300
AND
23 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
513.771.6611
Wine Tastings
5 pm, $7

River’s Bend Wine & Spirits
6052 South State Route 48
Maineville, OH 45039
513.494.9420
Casual Tastings
5–8 pm, $TBD

Spirits of Madeira
6917 Miami Avenue
Madeira, OH 45243
513.561.2702
Labor Day Specials: Wines for the Working Man & Woman
5–7:30 pm, $1 per sampling

Stonebrook Winery
6570 Vineyard Lane
Camp Springs, KY 41059
859-635-0111
Kentucky wines
5-9 pm, $8 (includes 6 wines and a souvenir glass)

The Liquor Cabinet
1900 North Bend Road
Hebron, KY 41048
859-586-9270 
Regular tastings: Septima Wines, with Chris Webb from JW Deustch Imports
4-8 pm, Free

The Wine C.A.R.T
6206 Mulhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.860.WINE
Rieslings & Zins
5:30-11 pm, $10/5 wines

The Wine Cellar
1101 St. Gregory Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.241.9009
Weekly Wine Tastings
7:30 pm

The Wine List
7731 Tylers Place Blvd
West Chester, OH
513-755-3300
Casual Tastings
Friday afternoons, .25 per taste

The Wine Merchant 
3972 Edwards Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209
513-731-1515
Wine bar tasting
4–7 pm, .50/taste

The Wine Store
9905 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH 45242
513.984.9463
Wine Bar Tasting
4–7 pm, .50/taste


Map IconSATURDAY 9/1

Bigg’s: Hyde Park
3872 Paxton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
513.619.5454
Beer Tastings & Wine Tastings
1-4 pm, .25/pour

Bridgetown Finer Meats & Wine Shop
6139 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248
513.574.3900
General wine tasting
1-5 pm, $5

Cincinnati Wine Warehouse
6611 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
513-272-2666
General tastings: refer to web site for themes and cost
1-4 pm

Cork-n-Bottle
Two locations:
501 Crescent Ave, Covington, KY 41011
859.261.8333
2446 Anderson Rd (Buttermilk Pike location),
Crescent Springs, KY 41017
859.341.9600
Casual tastings
1-5 pm, Free

Federal Reserve Restaurant & Piano Lounge
101 West 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.784.1999
Wine paired with gourmet cheeses
2–6 pm, $20
Reservations required.

Dilly Deli
6818 Wooster Pike
Mariemont, OH 45227
513.561.5233
Saturday wine tastings
1–4 pm, .50/taste

Harmony Hill Vineyards
2534 Swings Corner/Point Isabel Road
Bethel, OH 45106
513.734.3548
Live music 2-6 pm
Tastings and self-guided tour, 12-6 pm

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
General tasting
11 am – 11 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each
Reservations required: 5-9 pm

Hyde Park Gourmet Food and Wine
2707 Erie Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.533.4329
Summer celebrations
2-5 pm, .50/pour

Iron Horse Inn Monthly Wine Dinners
40 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
513.771.4787
1st Saturday of each month, 7 pm
3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
$60 per person, all inclusive
Reservations required.

Kinkead Ridge Estate Winery
904 Hamburg Street
Ripley, OH 45167
931.392.6077
Tasting room open for summer
Tastings, 11 am – 5 pm

Lakeside Vineyard & Winery
3324 State Route 756
Felicity, OH 45120
513.876.1810
Open for tastings, sales & tours
7 Wines available
12–9 pm, .50/taste or $3/flight

Liquor Direct Covington 
670 West 3rd Street
Covington, KY 41011
859.291.2550
Perrin & Fils Wines
12-4 pm, Free

Liquor Direct Ft. Thomas
90 W. Alexandria Pike
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
859.781.8105
Biltmore Estate Wines
12-4 pm, Free

Little Sonoma
6078 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.942.WINE
Casual tasting: Casual Tasting of More High Scoring Wines
3–6 pm, $5/4 wines

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

Party Town
6823 Burlington Pike (at Turfway)
Florence, KY 41042
859.371.4466
Casual tastings
3-5 pm, Free

Piazza Discepoli
7754 Camargo Road
Madeira, OH 45243
513.561.6956
Wine Tastings
12 pm, $7

Stonebrook Winery
6570 Vineyard Lane
Camp Springs, KY 41059
859-635-0111
Kentucky wines
1-6 pm, $8 (includes 6 wines and a souvenir glass)
ALSO
Winery Dinner
6:30 pm, $20/person
Reservations required.

The Liquor Cabinet
1900 North Bend Road
Hebron, KY 41048
859-586-9270
Regular tastings: Septima Wines, with Chris Webb from JW Deustch Imports
2-6 pm, Free

The Wine C.A.R.T
6206 Mulhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.860.WINE
Blind Tastings: Summer Blondes
6–9 pm, $10–$12/pp

The Wine List
7731 Tylers Place Blvd
West Chester, OH
513-755-3300
Casual Tastings
Saturday afternoons, .25 per taste

The Wine Store
9905 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH 45242
513.984.9463
Wine bar tasting
1–6 pm, .50/taste


SUNDAY 9/2

Drees Pavilion
790 Park Lane
Covington, KY 41011
859.431.2577
Fireworks Party, sponsored by the Behringer-Crawford Museum
Transportation, food, wine, beer, games, silent auction, view of fireworks
6–10 pm, $95/adults, $25 children

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

Party Town
6823 Burlington Pike (at Turfway)
Florence, KY 41042
859.371.4466
Casual tastings with JP
3-5 pm, Free

Stonebrook Winery
6570 Vineyard Lane
Camp Springs, KY 41059
859-635-0111
Kentucky wines
1-6 pm, $8 (includes 6 wines and a souvenir glass)

 


MONDAY 9/3

Harmony Hill Vineyards
2534 Swings Corner/Point Isabel Road
Bethel, OH 45106
513.734.3548
Live music 2-6 pm
Tastings and self-guided tour, 12-6 pm

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
General tasting
5-9 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each

Kinkead Ridge Estate Winery
904 Hamburg Street
Ripley, OH 45167
931.392.6077
Tasting room open for summer
Tastings, 11 am – 5 pm

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week


TUESDAY 9/4

City Cellars
908 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH
513.621.9463
Regular discussions & tastings
5:30 pm, $6
Reservations requested.

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
Winemaker’s tasting
5 – 9 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

Restaurant Week
3–course prix fixe meals at 25 independent restaurants
Each meal is $25.07
For more information, refer to http://www.gcindependents.com

The Wine C.A.R.T
6206 Mulhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513.860.WINE
Samplings from Uncorked Bottles
12–9 pm, $3–$8/pour


WEDNESDAY 9/5

Awakenings Coffee & Tea Company
2734 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.321.2525
Regular Tasting
6:30-8:30 pm

Chateau Pomije
2021 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.871.8788
Italian Wines
$25, Call for reservations.

Henke Winery
3077 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
513.662.9463
General tasting
5-9 pm, $5/7 pours or $1 each

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week.

Restaurant Week
3–course prix fixe meals at 25 independent restaurants
Each meal is $25.07
For more information, refer to http://www.gcindependents.com

The Party Source
95 Riviera Drive
Bellevue, KY 41073
859.291.4007
Wine’d Up Wednesday
On the patio (subject to weather), 5 wines plus small cheese
$5/pp, 6–8 pm

 


THURSDAY 9/6

Bigg’s: Hyde Park
3872 Paxton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
513.619.5454
Sauvignon Blancs from Bordeaux to New Zealand
6:30-8:30 pm, $5/person

Cork-n-Bottle
Two locations:
501 Crescent Ave, Covington, KY 41011
859.261.8333
2446 Anderson Rd (Buttermilk Pike location), Crescent Springs, KY 41017
859.341.9600
Casual Tastings
5-8 pm, Free

MicroWines
7292 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
513.794.9463
2 flights of 4 wines at their Tasting Table, all day, 7 days a week

Restaurant Week
3–course prix fixe meals at 25 independent restaurants
Each meal is $25.07
For more information, refer to http://www.gcindependents.com


UPCOMING EVENTS: MAKE RESERVATIONS SOON!

Sept 7
Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant
11069 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45252
513.385.9309
A Dance in the Vineyard
Food & drink available. Music by Ruckus.
7 pm – 11 pm, Admission Free.

Sept 8
A Gourmet Sensation
Benefits Hospice of Cincinnati
Lindner Family Tennis Center
5460 Courseview Drive
Mason, OH 45040
513.745.1621
Culinary display by 20 local, national, and int’l chefs, food & wine tastings
7–10 pm, $175
Reservations required.

Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant
11069 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45252
513.385.9309
Art Festival and Wine Tasting
noon-10 pm, Admission Free.
Also Sunday, Sept 9, 1–7 pm

Whitewater Winery
112 Harrison Ave.
Harrison, OH 45030
513-202-9463
Anniversary Celebration: Discounts, release of two anniversary wines, music by Mike Buckingham and door prizes.
11–9 am

Sept 12
Chateau Pomije
2021 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.871.8788
California Chardonnay
$25, Call for reservations.

Sept 13
Bacchanalian Society
Wine Tasting
7–10 pm
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Teams of 3 or less
Bring 3 bottles of the same Cabernet.

Encore Bistro & Bar – West Chester
7305 Tyler’s Corner Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
513.759.0200
Wine Dinner with 4–Course Tasting and Cooking Demonstration
with Executive Chef Paul Dagenbach
6:30 – 8:30 pm, $35/pp
Reservations required.

Sept 15
Peterloon Estate
Tour of Italy Wine Tasting
8605 Hopewell Road
Indian Hill, OH 45242
513.533.2119
Benefits Bethany House Services
7 pm, $TBA

Sept 18
Bronte Cafe at Joseph-Beth
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.731.7770 x145
Corks & Courses: 4 course meal with paired wines
3rd Tuesday of each month
7 pm, $39.95/person or $350/table of 10
Reservations required.

Iron Horse Inn Monthly Wine Dinners
40 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
513.771.4787
1st Saturday of each month, 7 pm
3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
$60 per person, all inclusive
Reservations required.

Sept 20
Allyn’s ‘more than a cafe’
3538 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226
“The best wine party in town”
Featuring Chilean Wines
6:30 pm, $25/pp
Reservations required.

Encore Bistro & Bar – Loveland/Mason
9521 Fields-Ertel Road
Loveland, OH 45150
513.774.7072
Wine Dinner with 4–Course Tasting and Cooking Demonstration
with Executive Chef Paul Dagenbach
6:30 – 8:30 pm, $35/pp
Reservations required.

Grand Tasting of East and West
Benefits the American Diabetes Association
Manor House
Magnolia Room
7440 Mason-Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040
513.759.9330 x 6669
6:30–9:30, $175/couple, $100 single
Reservations required.

Sept 22–23
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
Fifth Street/Fountain Square Area
Downtown

Sept 28
La Petite France
3177 Glendale-Milford Road
Evendale, OH 45241
513.733.8383
Taste of France Monthly Wine Dinner
Last Friday of each month
Includes a 3-course menu and aperitif from the featured region
Reservations required.

Oct 6
Iron Horse Inn Monthly Wine Dinners
40 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
513.771.4787
1st Saturday of each month, 7 pm
3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
$60 per person, all inclusive
Reservations required.

October 11
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220
513.559.7759
Wild About Wine/Zoo Brew
Featuring Endangered Animals
6–8 pm, $25
Reservations required.

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